Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2020 11:50 am


Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: March 29, 2020
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States

About Me

PLEASE NOTE: I am in the San Francisco Bay Area and we were just mandated to "shelter in place" as of midnight tonight, Monday March 16th. This will last until at least April 7th. Honestly I'm kinda scared, I don't know how this will affect us financially and mental health-wise. I am currently signed up for a handful of swaps that have already assigned partners, I am going to try to figure out how to do the postage online and then put it out for the mailman...I assume he will still come(?) I normally go to the post office so I have to make this work. Please be patient with me if I am your partner. I promise to do my best.

Hello, my name is Kathy. I am a 49 year old married mother of two teens. We have a French bulldog named Chuck, a little snake named Roger, and two Gecko lizards...Janet and Lizzie. I enjoy my wonderful family!

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am an accountant and just started a new job after nearly twenty years at my previous workplace. Big changes!

My focus word for 2020 is Manifest.

My focus word for 2019 is COMMIT. I am committing to living healthier, getting out more, executing some of the plans I’ve had on the back burner for a while now, and to doing my best to improve my mental health (I get the blues really bad since I lost my mom a couple of years ago).

Me, A-Z

These are the things I love...

A: Autumn, my favorite season; address labels

B: Bullet Journaling; Brocante Home, a favorite blog; Bookmarks; the Beach;

C: Christmas, my favorite holiday; Crochet; Cheerful anything; My Cricut machine; Candles; chocolate (dark is my favorite, but I love it all); the word "COURAGE" (I would like anything with the word on it, as this is my focus word for 2018)

D: Daisies

E: Elephants, my favorite animal; Envelopes

F: French Bulldogs; Flipbooks; Family

G: Genealogy; Gala Darling, a favorite blogger; Game of Thrones; Gudetama The Lazy Egg

H: my Happy Planner; Home Spa Time; Happy Mail; Handmade anything; (trips to) Hollywood; Hearts; Hot Cocoa; Halloween

I: Ink Pens, all kinds!

J: Journals


L: Letters in my Mailbox; Libra, my sign; Leopard Print; The Little Mermaid (Disney); Letter Sets

M: Mermaids; Miniature anything, I love tiny things!!; the Moon

N: Notecards; Naps

O: Octopus, the Ocean; Orange/chocolate flavor combinations; Oakland Raiders; October, my birthday month

P: Postcards; Postcrossing; Penpals!; Pocket Letters; Podcasts

Q: Quiet Time

R: Reading (see below); Running, although I haven't done it in a while

S: Sewing; Stationery sets; Stickers; Sparkles; Starbucks, especially the holiday flavors; Soap, handmade or bought...I love having nice hand soap at my sink; SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal (if you've read this and/or play, I'd love to hear how you are using this book.)

T: Tea, all kinds; Traveller's notebook, standard size, Trader Joe's shopping bag from your region

U: Under the Sea themes;

V: Vanilla, my favorite scent; Vintage Homemaking; my Vanity Table

W: Washi Tape; the Golden State Warriors


Y: Yellow, a cheerful color!


Favorite Books

I like mysteries a lot, I am currently reading Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series.

I get most of the books for my to-be-read list from the podcast What Should I Read Next. If you haven't listened to this podcast I would highly recommend it, it is lots of fun.

Books I've read and enjoyed (that I can think of right now): Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry; Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann; Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; The Dry by Jane Harper; We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Favorite Movies

My very favorites are:


Groundhog Day

Overboard (the one with Goldie Hawn)

Let The Right One In (I don't normally enjoy "horror" movies, but this Swedish film is sooo good! If you've seen it I would love to hear your thoughts!!)


Comment: Thank you for pc to send on and welcome to the swap ! Thank you for cute stickers too !
Comment: Thanks for your positive PC during such a hard time!! I’m glad to hear you are helping out your mom; I’m sure she appreciates that sooo much, especially since everyone is worried about how they will get their resources and food. I hope you and your family stay happy and well!! Your friend, Harley :)
Comment: Thanks! I hope you are well in all this virus craziness.
basykes rated for Photo Journal on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your journal, Don't worry, I never rate down for late mailing...especially NOW, when I don't know how to get packages mailed while sheltering in place. I loved your journal and will be writing you about it.
LuvMyKitties rated for Mermaid Flipbook 2 on Feb 20, 2020
Comment: I love your flip book Kathy. I will write you back with the answers from your mail tag questions. I love all the goodies too. Thank you very much! Christy
USAFwife rated for R&W: InCoWriMo letter swap #1 on Feb 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great letter. :) I think we have been paired up a few times. I've only gotten to the first book in the Louise Penny series, but keep going back to Poirot over and over again. And Inspector Lynley Mysteries TV series. I may be stuck in a rut .... Maybe I'll branch out to Colombo! :) Don't think I've seen it. :) I think Murder She Wrote is still on Amazon Prime - she is seriously one of my favorite actresses. :) Until we meet again ... ;)
Hunbun rated for R&W: InCoWriMo letter swap #1 on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the letter, Kathy; I'll be responding soon!
swap4fun rated for Let's Send 3 Valentine Cards on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: TY for the cute Valentine's Card and extras!
denisedecker58 rated for Let's Send 3 Valentine Cards on Feb 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!
jules4534 rated for Let's Send 3 Valentine Cards on Feb 9, 2020
Comment: What a cute card! And fun monkey stickers and hearts! Thank you so much! I hope you have a great ‘heart’ day!
bjansen rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #6 on Jan 30, 2020
Comment: Love it thanks so much
Comment: Thank you for your letter. It was lovely to read about all the great stuff that has happend for you in 2019! Oh and thank you for the fish it was so much fun, it says i´m in love and i just got into a new relationship so the fish is right! Haha.
aligurl75 rated for 12 Days of Christmas day 12 on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sending Day 12. This Christmas season has gone by so fast. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
tcornell rated for Random Questions #3! on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
myancey rated for Random Questions #3! on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Kathy thanks for the Christmas card and great answers. I hope your foot pain gets better. I am sorry for the loss of your parents and when I was in ha and even to this day I would go from REM to boogie and the blowfish to Garth brooks. I was loving all the different genres. 😀 u missed a question what is the worse thing you’ve ever said to someone for me it was when I said a watched pot doesn’t boil when my late mil was dying and my husband wouldn’t leave her side. I will never forgive myself for saying that
Comment: Goodness! This is a wonderful flip book! Love the vintage images and the traditional red and green Christmas theme! This is just stuffed with such fun and exciting things. Thank you very much for creating this for me and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year of Swapping to you!
Comment: Thank you, Happy Holidays
whirlwend rated for Tea Advent Calendar #5 on Dec 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you thank you thank you! I can't wait to open each package!
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for Swaps ~ Dear Fall Diary on Dec 13, 2019
MadeByRori rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #5 on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Love the PC and that Santa tag is so cool. :)

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 25, 2019:

Thank you for my socks and Starbucks gift card for my Christmas card Advent calendar # 7 swap. Because the socks have a truck hauling a Christmas tree, they will be my "traveling socks" when I drive to family around the holidays. The Starbucks card will be used tomorrow while doing my after Christmas sale exploration. Thank-you so much. Merry Christmas--- Michelle

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 9, 2019:

Kathy, Thank you for such a nice Christmas card advent Calendar # 2 swap. I opened it today to a beautiful Christmas tree card and mixed goodies inside (note card, book mark, post card). Merry Christmas.

yvonne401 on Apr 11, 2019:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

luluvision on Feb 26, 2019:

Received your lovely letter and Las Vegas PC for the SMUSA Pen Pal swap! Thank you! Looking forward to the last installment!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


emilyyspellmann on Oct 31, 2018:

I love you mom! Thank you for getting me into Swap-Bot💕

CurlyTea on Oct 1, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

LadyJo on Jul 16, 2018:

Thank you for the book I received today! It looks like a fun read! I liked the Mason Jar note card too! That is neat!

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